IfG in the news

1st March 2017
FT leader references IfG Performance Tracker report, ahead of the Budget.
28th February 2017
Dr Frances Ryan writes that with parks, libraries, hospitals and prisons under threat, we are not entering a new era of cuts to essential services, but one that more people can see. Quotes recent IfG report. 
28th February 2017
Emily Andrews writes about the latest IfG report in Times Red Box.
28th February 2017
BBC article on spending cuts ahead of next week's Budget. Mentions the IfG and CIPFA's Performance Tracker. 
28th February 2017
The Government is failing to recognise “clear warning signs” that public services are approaching a breaking point after six years of spending cuts, the Institute for Government warns. 
28th February 2017
The UK faces the prospect of failing public services and breached spending controls unless urgent action is taken, the Institute for Government and CIPFA warns.
28th February 2017
Coverage of the IfG's Performance Tracker report on the performance of public services. 
28th February 2017
The IfG recommends that the Treasury books should be opened up to public scrutiny to check efficiency and the long-term strategy behind Whitehall decisions.
28th February 2017
The IfG's Performance Tracker finds that the 2015 round of spending cuts resulted in “clear signs of mounting pressures in public services”.
28th February 2017
Dr Emily Andrews writes that the Government risks being bounced from crisis to crisis in public services unless it starts publishing the rationale for its spending decisions.
28th February 2017
Performance Tracker, the IfG's latest report, finds that the 2015 round of cuts had resulted in “clear signs of mounting pressures in public services”.
28th February 2017
Coverage of the IfG's Performance Tracker report. 
28th February 2017
Coverage of the IfG's Performance Tracker.
27th February 2017
David Walker writes about the latest IfG report which says that without better data or proper performance management, Whitehall will continue to ignore crisis warnings over public services.
27th February 2017
BBC piece on trust in experts. References the IfG's poll in which 80% of both Remain and Leave voters say politicians should consult experts when making difficult decisions.
27th February 2017
The job of permanent secretary has now changed hands in no fewer than 14 Whitehall ministries since the 2015 general election, according to the Institute for Government. 
26th February 2017
Jill Rutter, Programme Director, tells the Financial Times that the Home Office provides a useful training, as they are forced to respond to events rather than being in control of their agenda. 
23rd February 2017
FT piece looking at the effect of Brexit on the Home Office. Quotes Joseph Owen. 
23rd February 2017
Julian McCrae, Deputy Director, says Sir Oliver Letwin's criticisms of the civil service were valid, and that his concern that not enough advice from civil servants to ministers was factually based was valid.
22nd February 2017
Former head of the civil service Lord Kerslake writes that HM Treasury should revert to a sharply defined mandate. References the IfG, IFS and CIOT's joint letter to the Chancellor to return to a single fiscal event. 
20th February 2017
Bronwen Maddox, Director, writes that President Trump's personality, not policy, will be the guiding force during his time in the White House. 
18th February 2017
Article in the Telegraph about pressures in prisons. According to the IfG, the combined value of private prisons contracts is around £4 billion. 

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